This session is designed to enhance your ability to maintain a steady state at threshold for the 40km bike leg. Although this session is designed specifically for Olympic Distance Triathletes, any cyclist competing in an event that will take about an hour of riding such as road cyclists and mountain bikers can benefit.
Each Wednesday I’ll post a windtrainer session that you can do in about 60 minutes to enhance your cycling. See a previous post about training intensity (Levels) to know how hard to work. If you are working directly with Coach Ray he will in most cases prescribe either a Power Zone or Heart Rate Zone to work within if you are training with these tools.
This session builds on the session from last week and was inspired by an article in Joe Friel & Jim Vance’s Triathlon Science book.
Olympic Distance Tri Threshold Session 2
- 10min WU Level II;
- 5x 12min Level IV, 3min Level II RI;
- 10min CD Level I-II;
- 10min Stretching
The Warm Up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady but not over consuming at Level II. Ride for a minimum of 10 minutes.
The main set involves riding at Level IV for five reps of twelve minutes duration. Interspace the efforts with three minute Rest Intervals (RI) of riding at Level II.
Conclude the ride with a Cool Down (CD) of ten minutes riding at Level II.
Finish with 10 minutes stretching to assist with the recovery.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.
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